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Luiz Hails Improved ‘Identity’ Under Arteta

Arsenal defender David Luiz says that the team’s identity has improved since Mikel Arteta took over as manager in December.

Previous manager Unai Emery was dismissed in November after a poor run and Arteta was appointed in December.

Luiz says that the Spaniard has improved a lot of the basics that the Gunners were missing prior to Arteta’s arrival.

“The first thing was to try to create the identity of the team, to improve in many ways, improve in the training ground, improve our behaviours, improve our way of training, improve our way of seeing things, our mentality.

“We are doing things every single week in a positive way, we are improving. Then in the end we start to get some results and we start to think about the table, start to think we still have the possibility and then we try until the end to do our best in the season.”

However, Luiz refused to criticise Emery outrightly, “I still have a lot of admiration for him & I think its not intelligent from my point of view if I say something.

“I think he was great, great guy, great coach. In football we need results, if the results arent coming everybody is going to try to find out why.”


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